little end


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little end

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) Also called (in vertical engines): top end the smaller end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pump. Compare big end
2. (Automotive Engineering) the bearing surface between the smaller end of a connecting rod and the gudgeon pin
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If I die, I shall escape; if Masilo dies, I shall escape; but to little end, for I shall be given to another; but if Jikiza dies, then it will be well.
But all at once it flashed across him that there was a little end of tinder in the tinder-box, which he had taken from the hollow tree into which the Witch had helped him down.
The pigmy size of the Lilliputians symbolizes the littleness of mankind and their interests; the superior skill in rope-dancing which with them is the ground for political advancement, the political intrigues of real men; and the question whether eggs shall be broken on the big or the little end, which has embroiled Lilliput in a bloody war, both civil and foreign, the trivial causes of European conflicts.
My nerves are in little ends. I came down here for peace and quiet and sleep.
Like the tiny coral insect working deep under the dark waters, we strive and struggle each for our own little ends, nor dream of the vast fabric we are building up for God.
Mendicity on commission stooped in their high shoulders, shambled in their unsteady legs, buttoned and pinned and darned and dragged their clothes, frayed their button-holes, leaked out of their figures in dirty little ends of tape, and issued from their mouths in alcoholic breathings.
Quins spent the rest of the half defending their own territory as Wasps used quick ball to launch waves of attacks orchestrated by Sopoaga but with little end reward.
CARLISLE RATINGS Adam Collin 7 Handled well and could do nothing about the goal Gary Miller 5 Looked nervous and out of sorts Gary Liddle 6 Won the big headers through the aerial assualt Peter Grant 5 Wasteful in his distribution Tom Parkes 6 An outlet from the back but needed help Regan Slater 5 Heavy touches caused unwanted pressure Stefan Scougall 5 Busy and active but little end product Callum O'Hare 5 Wanted the ball but was muscled out of it Nathan Thomas 5 Didn't get into the game at all Connor Simpson 5 Spent much of the game chasing shadows Hallam Hope 6 Showed in fits and starts but had no service Subs: Gray, Gerrard, Kennedy (Simpson 54), Glendon (Slater 54), Gillesphey, Branthwaite, Kerr.
REDMOND 6 Drove his side forward but little end product